dans79 wrote: ↑
Mon May 01, 2017 4:14 pm
RZS10 wrote: ↑
Mon May 01, 2017 4:08 pm
that would be the easiest solution but where do you draw the line between trolling, fanboyism and being misinformed?
That would be for the moderation staff to decide. Something definitely needs to be done though, because the race threads are ripe with trolls and fanboys this year, spewing the same stupidity over and over even when presented with cold hard facts.
imo the line between troll and sincerely not knowing(or having wrong information) is a rather gray area. Describing this, or acting on this essentially becomes people filling in what they think the other is doing, based on them having a different, controversial and/or incorrect opinion.
People get the label "troll" way too quickly these days, it has become a really easy way to kill any discussion you do not agree with.
And regardless of them being a troll or not, many ideas come out of failure and incorrect assumptions. Someone saying something stupid might just be the thing that sends the whole discussion on the right path.
I don't think it is very healthy for the forum if there is the constant fear of you being penalized because someone else who does not know you nor has ever met you concludes that you were "trolling". It will just block a discussion to anything even slightly controversial.